Downtown traffic pattern will need change

I read with interest the article in the News on 8/6 about the proposed change in traffic pattern for Third and River Streets. I am happy that there is a new hotel coming into Alpena at the corner of these streets. I would hope that the change to the traffic pattern does happen, because I had the personal experience of crossing Third from the Marketplace parking lot, and was stopped and given a ticket by a City Policeman for, “Driving the wrong way down a one way street.” I would have never dreamed that this would have been an offense because you actually drive diagonally across Third. If the pattern is not changed, the new guests, finishing up shopping or eating, crossing Third to return to this hotel will be like, “Shooting fish in a barrel.”

Alida Bywater

Presque Isle